Beit Sefer (Religious School)

  • New Signs Supporting Transgender Jews

    Posted ‍‍כה אדר ב' ה תשעז - March 23, 2017 By in Latest News, Religious School With | Comments Off

    Falmouth Jewish Congregation joins Jewish institutions nationwide in honoring and supporting transgender Jews through a recently-introduced sign effort organized by Keshet.  Look for these new signs at FJC and check out the Keshet website for more information about their campaign to support transgender Jews.

    http://www.keshetonline.org/resources/campaign-for-trans-youth/

     

  • March Madness Returns to Beit Sefer

    Posted ‍‍יד אדר ב' ה תשעז - March 12, 2017 By in Religious School With | Comments Off marchmadness

    March Madness is Back!

    Beit Sefer classes vie for points in our annual March Madness Jewish knowledge tournament. After shooting hoops in Speen Hall, students enjoy popcorn and compete in a test of what they have learned in Beit Sefer.

  • Beit Sefer Raises Tzedakah for Three Great Non-Profits

    Posted ‍‍ג אלול ה תשעו - September 6, 2016 By in Latest News, Religious School With | Comments Off Bicycling

    Tzedakah Recipient Organizations – Mitzvot through Bicycling: Cyclekids and the Israel Ride (supporting both Hazon and the Arava institute)

    Beit Sefer has two terrific Tzedakah causes and three recipient organizations! We’ll learn more about these organizations and efforts throughout the year and raise Tzedakah through weekly giving and special events such as Tuesday Sinai Sundaes, our annual Tzedakah Fundraiser Dinner, Tzedakah Day, and more. Follow the links below to learn more about

     

    Cyclekids: www.cyclekids.org

    Cambridge-based CYCLE Kids is committed to strengthening the emotional and physical health of children by giving them the skills to lead active and healthy lifestyles, using the fun and practical skill of riding a bike. FJC’s Beit Sefer will be raising Tzedakah to support the purchase of curriculum books for students in nearby Fall River, MA, which has adopted the Cyclekids program.

     

    The Israel Ride, raising funds for HAZON and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel: https://israelride.org/

    The Israel Ride, five glorious days of bicycle riding with a route from Jerusalem to Eilat, is a fundraising event benefiting two innovative organizations –The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. We offer incentives to those who raise above their fundraising minimum. We also provide a series of fundraising tools to all participants, including a personalized donor website (the participant center) and information about both organizations.

    The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. Through its activities, the Arava Institute encourages, fosters, and supports the advancement of environmental cooperation between Israel and its neighbors. Learn more

    Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and healthier and more sustainable world for all. Through a series of retreats, food educational programs, and a growing network of like-minded organizations, Hazon provides transformative experiences and innovated educational programming within the Jewish community.

  • All-Gender Restrooms and Signage from “My Door Sign” at FJC’s Beit Sefer

    Posted ‍‍יב אב ה תשעו - August 16, 2016 By in Latest News, Religious School With | Comments Off Bathroom Sign

    This spring, FJC introduced new signage to its two restrooms in the Beit Sefer wing. In keeping with changes in society at large and with the Reform Movement’s affirmation of transgender rights at its December 2015 Biennial, we installed “all-gender restroom” signs in these single-use restrooms. Children gathered for a brief installation ceremony in which we explained, in child-friendly words inspired by Jewish teachings, that FJC and Judaism believes that all people, not matter their color, shape, gender, religion, and other distinguishing traits, are created in God’s images and are deserving of respect.

    We extend our thanks to the company MyDoorSign, which provided the signs for free to FJC as part of its outreach to non-profits who make this signage change. Read about the company’s efforts and inspiration at the website. The icon that is used comes from  The Good Men Project and Sam Killermann at Its Pronounced Metrosexual. His site offers resources to “advance social equity…that help people to be better people.”Learn more at:

    http://www.mydoorsign.com/all-gender-restroom-signs

  • Beit Sefer Begins on Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Posted ‍‍כח תמוז ה תשעו - August 3, 2016 By in Religious School With | Comments Off Jewish School

    Beit Sefer begins on Sunday, September 11 with a welcome breakfast for all – new and returning families, starting at 9:15 A.M. At 10:00 A.M. there will be parent and student orientations that review the upcoming year and provide an opportunity for parents to meet briefly with Ms. Rothstein and sign up for volunteer shifts. Students then spend the morning in class before gathering for a concluding Asefat Boker, our morning all-school gathering.

    Remember to bring tzedakah and your book bag.

    Parents are invited to remain in Speen Hall to enjoy coffee and catch up before the close of school at noon.

     

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